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    Bully For Bugs Bugs Bunny and Bull Layout Drawings by Chuck Jones (Warner Brothers, 1953). The year 2020 marks the 80th anniversary of one of the most beloved of all cartoon characters -- Bugs Bunny. Happy 80th, Bugs! The Chuck Jones-directed short Bully for Bugs was one of that "waskally wabbit's" funniest outings; it was first shown in theaters on 8/8/1953. From this short are three original layout/concept drawings from the hand of Animation Legend Chuck Jones (1912 – 2002), and two of these are incredible – the first shows Bugs, his long ears out straight, ready to charge (image size 5" x 3.5"), while the second is a matched drawing of the bull (image size 11.25" x 6.5), also ready to charge. The third drawing is another huge image of the bull in profile (image size 9.25" x 6.5"). Wow! In the short, Bugs has once again missed that turn in Albuquerque, and winds up in a Mexican bullfighting arena. When this enormous, angry bull scared the matador, he then thumps Bugs hard enough to send him sailing through the air -- of course you know this means war! These large early layout drawings are in graphite on 12 field paper, each individually matted, and placed in a large glass-front frame measuring 33.5" x 27.5". The frame is sold as-is. Art condition is Very Good to Fine, with some minor handling wear.

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